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    • Interview with Mr and Mrs Bell

    • Bell, Cecil; Bell Mrs;
    • Joint interview with wife Mrs Bell. Recalls the Belgrave area of Leicester between the wars. Describes Christmas celebrations, children's toys and life in the 1930's. Mr Bell recalls Christmas in Holland with the American army during the Second...
    • World War II; Work; Economics; Events; Housing; Childhood & youth;
    • Corah: Social Life

    • Bird, Terese; Hyde, Colin;
    • mp3 interview with Barbara and Tony Taylor describing how social life mixed with work, including festivities for special occasions. Plenty of opportunity to talk to colleagues. 'Trimming' rooms and machines to celebrate birthdays, engagements...
    • Factories; Working Environment; Working mothers; Entertainment; Employees; Relations between the sexes; Celebrations; Advice; Childcare
    • Clipstone Street,

    • Calow, Dennis;
    • View of the shop A. E. Cox Newsagents on Clipstone Street. This shop was a newsagents and the various advertising is for "News of the World", "Fry's chocolate", "Duraglit", "Will's Capstans" 5 signs for the "Leicester Mercury" with the slogans...
    • Housing; Abandoned buildings; City planning;
    • Interview with Sidney Coleman

    • Coleman, Sidney
    • Recalls childhood and early life in Highfields, Leicester, prior to 1914. Describes children's games and the local shops. Recalls his experience as a mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Describes his memories of Christmas.
    • Childhood & youth; Games; Shopping; War;
    • Interview with Emily Gamble

    • Gamble, Emily
    • Recalls early life in Albion Street, Leicester. Describes the railway station, including the arrival of wounded soldiers during the First World War. Recalls childhood memories of Christmas and visit of the Prince of Wales to Leicester in 1926.
    • Railway stations; Soldiers; Shopping;
    • Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Hall

    • Hall, Iris; Hall, Mr.
    • Recalls life in the West Short Street area of Leicester from the 1930s. Describes the housing and living conditions of this slum area and how neighbours supported one another. Describes preparations for Christmas, playing childhood games and...
    • Slums; City & town life; Housing; Health; Neighbors;
    • Interview with Vera Hall

    • Hall, Vera
    • Recalls her childhood in Aylestone and Belgrave and some major events that happened. Recalls her grandfather and the lack of state welfare for the elderly and sick. Recalls the introduction of the old age pension in 1908 and the end of the First...
    • World War I; World War II; Leisure; Childhood & youth;
    • Interview with Alice Hannah

    • Hannah, Alice
    • Recalls the First World War, particularly soldiers on leave being reluctant to return to the front, rationing and horses being taken for the war effort. Talks about men suffering the effects of gas and shell shock and the influenza epidemics. Talks...
    • Health; World War I; World War II;
    • Interview with Matilda Hopkins

    • Hopkins, Matilda
    • Describes childhood in travelling family, father dealing in scrap iron, caravan, horses. Relates meeting husband in Leicester, marrying. Recalls hiding under table during air raids [Second World War], not liking rationing, Americans buying women...
    • Childhood & Youth; Death; Health; Work; World War II;
    • Curve and G-Spot at Christmas, 2009

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • A colour photograph of the Queen's Building, 37-43 Rutland Street, the G-Spot club and the new Curve theatre opposite. Built in 1897 and likely named for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, the Queen's Building was Grade II listed in 2001.
    • Nightclubs; Building deterioration; Queen's Building; G-Spot; Dielectric; A.B. Butt Ltd.; C.W. Harrington and Co.; R. Rowley and Co.; Curve;
    • Interview with Edward Lodge

    • Hyde, Colin;
    • 1hour 55 min interview with Mr Edward Lodge, retired hosiery worker, on life at the N. Corah & Sons Ltd. factory, Leicester
    • Textile industry; Career; National Service; Employment; Processes & techniques; Studying; Employee fringe benefits; Salary; Training; Social & civic facilities; Social aspects; Social life; Friendship; Relations between the sexes; Pensions; Trade...
    • Corah News, Christmas 1985

    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • Employee magazine for N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Employment
    • Corah Employees Handbook, 1954

    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • Printed handbook for employees of N. Corah & Sons Ltd
    • N. Corah & Sons Ltd; Hosiery industry; Employment
    • Interview with Joan Elizabeth Robson

    • Robson, Joan Elizabeth
    • Describes joining Leicester General Hospital in 1943, strict discipline, menial tasks, rules, procedures, processing wounded soldiers. Brief mention of matron Miss Livermore, lack of impact of National Health Service, creation of state enrolled...
    • Health; Work; Women; Institutional care;
    • Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Souter

    • Souter, Mr.; Souter, Mrs.;
    • Joint interview. Mr. Souter recalls the end of the Boer War celebrations, army service in the Hussars during the First World War, and his parents. Talks about work as a heating engineer and payment for health care. Describes boxing at Granby Halls...
    • Shopping;
    • A companion to Charnwood Forest

    • Spanton, John
    • An exploration of the forest of Charnwood looking at its history, the lives of people who have lived there and the villages within the area.
    • Forests;
    • Interview with Frances Jessie Stonely

    • Stonely, Frances Jessie
    • Recalls always wanting to be nurse, starting training at Leicester General Hospital (LGH) in 1933. Talks about first day, uniform, returning to quarters after hours, dances. Describes staffing, lectures, duties. Mentions having little free time,...
    • Health; Work; World War II; Institutional care;


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